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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend) = Copper Wax

Each Brewers Grand Cru Blend is a unique yearly blend from the best barrels for blending from the year. Each is a unique entity different from year’s past and present as they utilize a wide range of different spirit barrels each and every year.

dfhhead25's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma- marshmallow, coffee beans, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, molasses Appearance- pitch black, thin white head Taste- soft, velvety bourbon burn upfront, followed by some chocolate, roasted notes, caramel, more bourbon, roasted notes and an insanely smooth finish blending all of the components together Palate- not as thick as I normally like but the mouthfeel on this thing is unreal, smooth and coating without being cloyingly thick Overall- A perfectly blended BA imperial stout. Everything is there making this one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1729) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared @ Bottle @ Ølkonsortiets sommerfest 2015. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dried sweet fruits, vanilla, sweet red wine, weak tannin, honey, chocolate and wood. Taste is pretty oxidized with notes of plums, chocolate, dark sweet fruits, tannin, honey and vanilla. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4102) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
How: Bottle (22 oz) at tasting.

>>> One more tasty but hot and boozy barrel-aged Imperial Stout like so many others.

+ Surprisingly still bursting with coffee even after 4 years in bottle
+ Packed with a lot of flavors and while it’s not 100% cohesive, it’s definitely quite complex
+ Rich palate with a full body, a thick and oily mouthfeel that seems even thicker because of the low carbonation as well as a nice warming (borderline burning though) finish
A bit hot and messy even after four years in bottle
Nothing really stands out with this one, so it ends up being one more tasty but boozy RIS like a ton of others

Flavors: Coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, wood spiciness, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, red fruits (mild)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (207) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
The nose has coffee, licorice, chocolate powder and lovely oak. Taste: samesies but with really dark fruits bordering on oxydiced sourness / vinous plum juice and keeps lingering on in the same way in the aftertaste. Love the nose! Tak Morten & Svend!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ ØlKonsortiet summer shananigans. Black with small beige head. Aroma is full of fattym buttery bourbon notes, creamy vanilla, tannins, lots of shiraz-like red wine fruitiness, bitter cocoa, lots of raisin and dark fruit notes and plenty of very mellow and delicious oxidation. Taste has awesome oak tannins on top of heavy bourbon notes, lots of oxidation (in a very good way), liquorice notes. Round, balanced and very complex. Has aged gracefully, although slightly flat and bland in the after taste. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 660ml. Pours jet black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Outstanding Imperial Stout. Crafty malt features.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOLA_DK (377) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle share. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Huge coffee, burnt aroma dark fruits, with a hint of booze. Very smooth, a little alcohol burn. Coffee, dark fruits, very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2369) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a good black with a small beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, chocolate and green pepper. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt and lightly boozy. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and I thought it was a little hot. A good imperial stout but not a top tier-one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3785) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bomber, pitch black pour, no head. Aroma is very roasted with espresso bean and candies maybe even some caramel. Taste, very intense roast, some burnt coffee beans, vanilla and roasted nuts. whiskey presence is high. all very well melded together. Beautifully well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6012) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours unclear dark brown with a small creamy beige cap, nicely reviving and leaving nice lacing. roasted and lightly smoked chocolate, salty berries, raisins, molasses and burnt smooth sugars, burnt caramel, woodsy if not woody, spices and vanilla. light to low carbonation, medium to full body - syrupy, warming, spicy and woodsy finish. very good BA stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcon25 (313) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle pour at home, celebriting the allstar break, here’s to the Mariners taking the division. Almost black pour, no head, aroma of Bourbon, very smooth beer, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, sweet taste. Lot of complex flavors. Have been waiting to try some beer from these guys and I’m very impressed.

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